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Liam Payne seeks legal financial advice over Cheryl split

One Direction star Liam Payne has sought legal advice as friends claim he could split from Cheryl in weeks.

Liam, 24, has an estimated fortune of £54million while Cheryl, 34, is said to be worth around £20million.

The couple, who are not married but have a son, 11-month-old Bear, and live together in a Surrey mansion, are said to be considering going their separate ways.

 

 Fight for this love: One Direction star Liam Payne has sought legal advice as friends claim he could split from Cheryl in weeks

 Liam, 24, has an estimated fortune of £54million while Cheryl, 34, is said to be worth around £20million

 Liam, 24, has an estimated fortune of £54million while Cheryl, 34, is said to be worth around £20million

Now it has been reported Liam has spoken to lawyers to see what a split would mean for their shared assets and the care of their son, according to the Sun. 

A source close to the couple told the newspaper: ‘Liam has sought some legal advice but he still wants to make it work.It’s just sensible to be prepared for all options.

‘With a young son and a number of assets between them there is more to breaking up than just parting ways.

‘He hopes it doesn’t come to it but he’s just being careful.’

MailOnline has contacted Cheryl and Liam’s representatives for comment. 

The latest claims come just hours after a source told the Mail on Sunday that the pair’s romance is in trouble.

‘It’s very sad – they tried very hard to make it work,’ they said. ‘They’re desperate to make a go of it but it’s absolutely on the rocks.’

A source close to Liam added: ‘It’s very difficult for them and extremely sad. Things go from being very calm to being very tough.

'Liam has sought some legal advice but he still wants to make it work. It's just sensible to be prepared for all options. With a young son and a number of assets between them there is more to breaking up than just parting ways', a source claims

‘Liam has sought some legal advice but he still wants to make it work. It’s just sensible to be prepared for all options. With a young son and a number of assets between them there is more to breaking up than just parting ways’, a source claims

‘The crux of the problem is that Liam has to be away a lot. Cheryl has always understood he would have to work hard and be absent but the reality is that it’s not an easy thing to deal with. This relationship is hanging by a thread. Both of them are devastated.’

Another source close to the couple said: ‘Both of them desperately want it to work but it doesn’t look like things are going to end as they wished.

‘Their main concern is Bear and making sure that he remains the happy little boy he is.’

Liam has been away on tour frequently over the past year, promoting his new album while Cheryl is said to have stayed at home looking after baby Bear at their Surrey home.  

Recently he has been touring the US and spent time in New York promoting his new single For You, a duet with Rita Ora.

According to reports he has been flying between the US and the UK by private jet in a bid to spend more time with Cheryl, but the pair have not been seen together in public since October. 

In better times? Cheryl and Liam confirmed their low-key romance in February 2016, and announced the birth of their son Bear with a sweet Instagram snap in March

In better times? Cheryl and Liam confirmed their low-key romance in February 2016, and announced the birth of their son Bear with a sweet Instagram snap in March

Former flames: Cheryl previously enjoyed a four-year marriage to former England footballer Ashley Cole, before it ended in 2010 over his infidelity

Former flames: Cheryl previously enjoyed a four-year marriage to former England footballer Ashley Cole, before it ended in 2010 over his infidelity

Cheryl and Liam confirmed their romance in February 2016, and went on to delight fans with a number of cosy social media snaps before pregnancy rumours began to swirl.

The pair never confirmed they were expecting – but announced the birth of their son Bear with a sweet Instagram snap in March.

Immediately after the birth, One Direction star Liam admitted the pair were open to having more children in the future.

Remaining mostly coy on the matter, he said of adding to their brood: ‘We have spoken about this. We will see what happens. We are in a routine now and loving life.’ 

Cheryl previously enjoyed a four-year marriage to former England footballer Ashley Cole, before it ended in 2010 over his infidelity.

She went on to marry playboy restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, tying the knot at a secret ceremony in Mustique in 2014 after just three months of dating. They divorced in 2016 after Cheryl cited ‘unreasonable behaviour.’ 



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